Monday, 2 November 2015

Out With The Old, In With The Duck Egg Blue

We've been in our own house for just over a year now, and I love nothing more than buying new pieces for it! Whilst browsing the latest Argos catalogue I came across this kitchen trolley and I knew I had to have it because 1, it would solve our complete lack of storage/worktop space problem we have and 2, it looked like an amazing project. I love taking things and making them my own, and I love reading posts like this for inspiration myself. So here's what I did!

This is the Pine Tile Top Kitchen Trolley from Argos, it's a total bargain at £39.99 you can find it here. I then went to the local Hardware Shop in my town and picked up some Chalk Paint and a couple sheets of sandpaper. Also I found some super cute little drawer knobs in a local furniture shop, these drawers do have sloped tops to pull them out but they're a little tricky, plus the knobs completely change the look! 

I used Chalk Paint which is the easiest paint to use as I didn't need to prep the wood at all, yep no sanding for me! So all I needed to do was give the trolley two coats, leaving it to completely dry in-between. Then I just used the sandpaper to sand around the edges to give a distressed look, you can do this as much or as little as you like depending how distressed you'd like it to look. To add the drawer knobs I drilled a hole in each drawer and attached them, easy peasy!

So here's the end result!

I absolutely love the finished look, its exactly what I had in mind when I was originally looking for a kitchen Trolly. I love that I've been able to create a completely original piece for about £50! I'll definitely be doing this again.
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